As Ekiti residents prepare for the
continuous voter registration ahead of the 2018 governorship election, the state government has declared some days as
public holidays for the civil servants.
The Governor Ayodele Fayose-led Ekiti State government has declared Thursdays and
Fridays public holidays to enable civil servants to register for the voter registration exercise ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the state.
The State’s Head of Service, Olugbenga Faseluka, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti that the declaration
of the work-free days would enable workers participate actively in the registration and
revalidation of voters’ register in the state.
Faseluka said it is mandatory for all public servants to mobilize and participate in the exercise, adding that the holiday period should be used solely for the civic exercise.
He advised workers not to use the period to travel out, but to use it strictly for the registration exercise.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has also threatened the full weight of the law on perpetrators of
multiple registration and warned Ekiti politicians against hijacking the continuous voter registration, CVR, exercise which will commence on Thursday across the 16 local governments in the state.
While stressing that those caught in the act of multiple registration would be prosecuted, the commission assured that a
fraud-proof mechanism had been put in place to checkmate desperate politicians from thwarting the process.
The INEC Administrative Secretary in Ekiti, Muslim Moleke, gave the warning in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, while reviewing the
outcome of the meetings the commission held with traditional rulers and politicians across party lines for successful conduct of
Moleke said the commission had put machinery in motion to ensure a hitch-free exercise and that it had extracted commitments from critical stakeholders on the need to allow decorum to prevail during
According to him, all logistics have been put in place to ensure that the exercise is successful in all the local government areas of the state.